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Diploma Democracy The Rise of Political Meritocracy,9780198790631

Diploma Democracy The Rise of Political Meritocracy

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 8/29/2017
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Author Biography

Mark Bovens, Professor of Public Administration, Utrecht University School of Governance,Anchrit Wille, Associate Professor, Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, Leiden University

Mark Bovens is a Professor at the Utrecht University School of Governance. He is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and chairs its Social Science Council. He has published more than twenty monographs and edited volumes in the area of politics, government, and public policy. His publications include The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability (co-edited with Robert E. Goodin and Thomas Schillemans, OUP, 2014), The Real World of EU Accountability (co-edited with Deirdre Curtin and Paul 't Hart, OUP, 2010), and Success and Failure in Public Governance (Edward Elgar, 2001).

Anchrit Wille is Associate Professor at Leiden University's Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs. Her research focuses on executive politics, accountability, democratic governance, public policy, and citizen participation. She has (co)-authored many articles and books about political participation, political-administrative relationships, EU governance, and the European Commission. Her publications include The Normalization of the European Commission (OUP, 2013).

Table of Contents

1. Diploma Democracy
Part I: Concepts and Contexts
2. Diplomas
3. Democracy
4. Education as a Cleavage
Part II: Contours
5. The Education Gap in Political Participation
6. The Meritocratization of Civil Society
7. Political Elites as Educational Elites
Part III: Consequences
8. The Consequences of Diploma Democracy
9. Remedying Diploma Democracy

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